Neteller founders appeal

Unsurprisingly the Neteller founders are lodging appeals against their arrest, challenging the jurisdiction of the US courts in imposing laws on non US companies operating outside the US.

Leaving aside the morality issue on gambling, this is an important issue of general commerce & establishing where online business is done.

If a business declares itself to be operating on UK soil & its T&Cs are sold subject to English Law, surely it is fair for the consumer to accept this as the province - they have a choice to proceed or not.

Furthermore, to expect an online vendor to understand the laws of every jurisdiction where customers originate from is unreasonable. After all, I believe that in typing a web address, I have "travelled" to that business, not visa versa.

Don't World Trade Organisation provisions apply here somehow?

posted by John Wilson @ 2:44 PM Permanent Link newsvine reddit


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